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Monday, July 22, 2024
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Chain laws reminder

It’s getting to be that time of year again…. Tire chain season is almost here. BC requires you to carry enough chains to cover 6 tires at minimum. This means either 2 triples and 2 singles, or 6 singles...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is embarking on a new study to understand better the effects of driver detention time and its impact on safety and lost pay. Data previously has been hard to correlate, so this new...

Wheels off

Did you actively prevent losing a set of wheels today, or were you just lucky? Having wheels come off your truck or trailer, though quite rare, is one of the most serious safety violations to be found in trucking....
Commonly Missed Items from Airbrakes Inspections One of the most critical systems to inspect during driver vehicle inspection is the airbrakes system. While this is a complicated system, all tractor-trailer licence holders have to take an airbrakes course to get...
Blue Water Bridge Toll Rates To Change October 01, 2023 Toll rates will soon change on the Blue Water Bridge, according to The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) announcement. The changes are adjusting the currency parity for toll and ancillary...

Paperwork

If you’re like most long haul drivers, spending upwards of 5 to 6 weeks on the road at a time, be sure to keep all your paperwork organized and up to date. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING...
There’s a saying in Western Canada: “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!” Sure, summers are hot and winters are cold and snow isn’t as likely in July as it is in February. But, this doesn’t mean that...
More reliable travel is coming for people through the Fraser Canyon as work moves forward to permanently repair the damages caused by the 2021 atmospheric river event. To advance that work, Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon will require two...

Insecure loads

There has been a rise lately around insecure loads on open deck trailers. In one case a few years back, a driver in Georgia was stopped and heavily ticketed when it was discovered the 90,000 excavator he was hauling...
Instant Heat Wave: Adjusting to Canada’s Crazy Climate Here it is, the start of June and suddenly, the thermometer is soaring through the roof. Two weeks ago in Ottawa, there were frost warnings. Now much of Southern Ontario is under...